MHG51437 - Former post office at Ruighe Shligeach


A building depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map c.1878 which was latterly used as a post office and is now a house.

Type and Period (2)

  • POST OFFICE (In use, 20th Century to 21st Century - 1962 AD? to 2005 AD?)
  • HOUSE (Built, 19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1878 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A roofed rectangular building is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map c.1878 orientated in a N-S direction with access track extending from the main road to the structure. By the 2nd edition c.1908 the site had expanded to be composed of two roofed structures set within a rectangular enclosure. A walkover survey in October 2008 noted the site to be occupied by a single storey cottage in excellent condition which has been harled and white washed, set within a rectangular drystone walled enclosure. <1>

The 1962 and 1980 Ordnance Survey maps depict this building as a post office. <2>-<4>

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred NC 25180 52215 (42m by 45m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC25SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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